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Theoretical Foundations of Synchrotron and Storage Ring RF Systems


Part of the Particle Acceleration and Detection book series (PARTICLE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Harald Klingbeil, Ulrich Laier, Dieter Lens
    Pages 1-8
  3. Harald Klingbeil, Ulrich Laier, Dieter Lens
    Pages 9-113
  4. Harald Klingbeil, Ulrich Laier, Dieter Lens
    Pages 115-171
  5. Harald Klingbeil, Ulrich Laier, Dieter Lens
    Pages 173-224
  6. Harald Klingbeil, Ulrich Laier, Dieter Lens
    Pages 225-297
  7. Harald Klingbeil, Ulrich Laier, Dieter Lens
    Pages 299-325
  8. Harald Klingbeil, Ulrich Laier, Dieter Lens
    Pages 327-367
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 369-432

About this book


This course-tested text is an ideal starting point for engineers and physicists entering the field of particle accelerators. The fundamentals are comprehensively introduced, derivations of essential results are provided, and a consistent notation style used throughout the book allows readers to quickly familiarize themselves with the field, providing a solid theoretical basis for further studies.
Emphasis is placed on the essential features of the longitudinal motion of charged particle beams, together with the corresponding RF generation and power amplification devices for synchrotron and storage ring systems. In particular, electrical engineering aspects such as closed-loop control of system components are discussed.
The book also offers a valuable resource for graduate students in physics, electronics engineering, or mathematics looking for an introductory and self-contained text on accelerator physics.


Closed-loop Control Longitudinal Beam Dynamics Low-Level RF (LLRF) Systems Particle Accelerator Technology RF Accelerating Cavities and Power Amplification Radio Frequency Systems Synchrotrons

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dreieich-OffenthalGermany
  2. 2.MesselGermany
  3. 3.DarmstadtGermany

About the authors

Harald Klingbeil is Professor at the University of Darmstadt. At the same time he is leading the department„ Ring RF Systems“ at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research. Ulrich Laier is working as a project leader for different synchrotron and storage ring RF systems at GSI. Dieter Lens is leading a research group dealing with LLRF systems at the University of Darmstadt.

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“This book undoubtedly fills a gap in the panorama of textbooks dedicated to accelerator physics. I would recommend it to any physicist or engineer entering the field. I enjoyed reading it as a comprehensive and clear introduction to some aspects of accelerator RF engineering, as well as to some of the theoretical foundations of accelerator physics and, in general, of classical mechanics.” (Gianluigi Arduini, CERN Courier, April, 2016)